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February Review

February has been a funny old month for me reading wise. There were bits where I read a lot and then other things got in the way and then I read barely anything for the last week of February.

Books read
This is Shyness by Leanne Hall (3 stars)
Violet and the Hidden Treasure by Harriet Whitehorn (5 stars)
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (4 stars)
The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson (4 stars)
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (4 stars)
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (4 stars)
Picture Perfect by Holly Smale (4 stars)
Sequins, Stars and Spotlights by Sophia Bennet (4 stars)
Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall (3 stars)
The Last Summer of Us by Maggie Harcourt (4 stars)
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (5 stars)
Pea's Book of Birthday by Susie Day (4 stars)
The X Files season 10 volume one (4 stars)
Binny for short by Hilary McKay (3 stars)
Big Game by Dan Smith (2 stars)
One of Us by Jeannie Waudby (2 stars)
Seed by Lisa Heathfield (4 stars)

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Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

When Apple's mother returns after eleven years away, Apple feels whole again. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bittersweet. It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is that she begins to see things as they really are.

A story about sad endings.
A story about happy beginnings.
A story to make you realise who is special.

I don't actually want to review this book mostly because whatever I say about it I think I am going to spoil it for someone else and that'd be a real shame because there are things in this book I would have been cross had they been spoiled for me.

I will say that I really enjoyed it. It was one of those books I ended up staying up much later than I had intended to finish because I needed to know how things would turn out. What I took away from it was the message that family is really important in whatever form it comes in and how it shouldn't be taken for granted.

Just go and buy a copy. …

Can't wait to read

So I've caught up on my TBR pile again. This means unless I start rereading stuff I have nothing to read and will end up spending my time looking online at all the books I want but can't yet have. Here are a selection of the ones I want the most this month.

Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger returns to the world of The DUFF in this brand-new companion novel! Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend's house every night because she has nowhere else to go. Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with -- secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross. Ryder's the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can't stand -- a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed. But without meaning to, Son…

The story behind Rebecca Newton by Mario Routi

I am delighted today to have a guest post from author Mario Routi to coincide with the release of the second book in the Rebecca Newton Trilogy and to be able to offer you the chance to win a Kindle.

In the second instalment of the epic Rebecca Newton trilogy, the reader is once again transported to the mythical and mysterious Land of the White Sun. Princess Leylah, daughter of Rebecca Newton and King Turgoth, is growing up and so is her power to foresee future events. 

Leylah has discovered that she is the Oracle, and contains gifts of unimaginable influence. She may be, but Leylah hasn’t escaped typical teenage growing pains – when she meets the handsome and charismatic Alexander, son of the noble Lady Felicia and Lord Leiko, the chemistry is undeniable. Leylah finds herself falling for Alexander, but does he feel the same? While Leyah battles with her feelings, dark forces are at work elsewhere. The Titans are amassing an army, an army big enough to take over Earth. All they need is …

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